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Keep your baby with you as much as possible. All of your baby's care can be provided in your room.
Rooming-in is when a newborn stays where he feels safest: at his mother's side during the hospital stay.
While you are awake, you can hold your baby in your bed or in the chair. While you are sleeping, your baby will need to be put in the crib next to your bed.
Another alert adult caregiver, such as your partner, may hold the baby while you sleep.
Rooming-in is safe for healthy babies and their mothers. It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
When babies room-in they feed better, cry less and lose less weight. Parents go home with more confidence in their ability to care for their baby, and report more positive feelings toward their baby.
Mothers who keep their babies with them at night actually have better quality sleep than those whose babies are in the nursery between feedings.
You and your partner will have support from your health care team as you learn to care for and get acquainted with your baby.
If an unknown person comes into your room asking questions about your baby or asking to take your baby, call your nurse so she can identify the person.
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Diapers, clothing and extra baby supplies are kept in the crib drawer.
Your nurse will show you what to do with dirty linen.
When you want to walk outside your room with your baby, put your baby in the crib.